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We did buy special soap for our first child (it is very expensive) but by the time the third and fourth came around we didn't have time to wash their clothes separately and we found it completely unnecessary. I would use regular soap (without perfumes) and see what happens. If your child seems to be having a reaction (rash) then speak to the Doctor about ...


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I live in the EU (Denmark), but when it came to maternity clothes, I ordered online from US stores and had them shipped over. I personally shopped at Lane Bryant Maternity, but I don't know that they're still in business. I know that Motherhood.com has up to a 3X for sizes, and that should be large enough, since the front of the 3rd trimester jeans are ...


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Both of our children have sensitive skin (to the point that it seems like looking at their skin cross-eyed causes a breakout, and they would have rashes anywhere the clothing would touch) and we switched our whole family to Charlie's Laundry Soap (you can get it on Amazon for approximately the same cost as other detergents) on our pediatrician's ...


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I'm from the US, so I'm not familiar with the brands available where you live. Here, though, the most popular "baby detergent" is Dreft. If you compare the ingredients in Dreft with most other laundry detergents, you don't find much of a difference. I have the feeling that the same thing would be true of baby detergents in the UK. I agree with @morah; ...


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In our area of London (Southwest) it depends a bit on the age of the child. The entering classes are over-subscribed (ages 4-6), so it's difficult to get a place, but the local authority will offer you something. It may not be in your first choice school and you may end up with a commute. Above the age of 8 or 9, families tend to move to where the secondary ...


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I believe that your local authority is under an obligation to provide a school place -- and that's all. Everything else depends on the local authority. For instance, our local village schools are way oversubscribed so even if someone moved next door they would need to travel four or five miles to the only school that has places available. Some local ...



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